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from Yogis, Destiny and the Wheel of Time - ch. 2

All that has been said here forms the background for the discussion of the horoscope of my Guruji, late Swami Paramananda Saraswati. He was like any true and genuine saint of India encouraging the study of astrology, not for any mercenary motives, but for the twin purpose of keeping alive a great Vedic heritage and seeing practically, through the planets, how God controls, regulates and guides the universe. I would have given up astrology long ago but, he insisted that I should not, for the sake of my own sadhana (spiritual practice). My straying into astrological writings and becoming a predictor for many is what he had foreseen and told a guru-bhai (fellow disciple) more than thirty years ago, and more than twenty-two years before, I wrote the first article on astrology. He was a seer in the truest sense of the term and the greatest I have met, though others who too are lucky like me to have genuinely great Gurus, must be having the same regard for their Gurus - and such feelings, sacred and pure as they are. 

Swami Paramananda Saraswati's Birth Data

Swami Paramananda Saraswati's Natal chart
Swami Paramananda Saraswati's Natal chart 

Now see in the horoscope four striking sannyas yogas (planetary combination giving renunciation and spirituality): 

1) Four planets in the 11th houses with the 10th lord and none of them combust. The conjunction being in the 11th house (of gains) gave him his spiritual attainments very early in life and brought him donations for his ashram (spiritual center) in lakhs (100,000 rupees), not merely when he breathed and lived amongst us but even ten years after he left us.

reprinted with permission